UFC Middleweight Rankings

Men’s Divisions
Heavyweight (265)Light Heavyweight (205) – Middleweight (185) – Welterweight (170)Lightweight (155)Featherweight (145)Bantamweight (135)Flyweight (125)

Women’s Divisions
Women’s Featherweight (145)Women’s Bantamweight (135)Women’s Flyweight (125) –  Women’s Strawweight (115)

Rank  FighterOVRUFCLast 3 FightsNext Fight
CRobert Whittaker20-411-2W-Yoel Romero (DEC)
W-Yoel Romero (DEC)
W-Ronaldo Souza (TKO)
Israel Adesanya
UFC 243
1Isreal Adesanya17-06-0W-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
W-Anderson Silva (DEC)
W-Derek Brunson (TKO)
Robert Whittaker
UFC 243
2Paulo Henrique Costa13-05-0W-Yoel Romero (DEC)
W-Uriah Hall (TKO)
W-Johny Hendricks (TKO)
3Yoel Romero13-49-3L-Paulo Costa (DEC)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
W-Luke Rockhold (KO)
4Kelvin Gastelum15-410-4L-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
W-Ronaldo Souza (DEC)
W-Michael Bisping (KO)
Darren Till
UFC 244
5Jared Cannonier13-46-4W-Jack Hermansson (TKO)
W-Anderson Silva (TKO)
W-David Branch (TKO)
6Jack Hermansson20-57-3L-Jared Cannonier (TKO)
W-Ronaldo Souza (DEC)
W-David Branch (SUB)
7Ronaldo Souza26-79-4L-Jack Hermansson (DEC)
W-Chris Weidman (KO)
L-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
8Chris Weidman14-410-4L-Ronaldo Souza (KO)
W-Kelvin Gastelum (SUB)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
Dominick Reyes
9Anderson Silva34-1017-6L-Jared Cannonier (TKO)
L-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
W-Derek Brunson (DEC)
10Derek Brunson20-711-5W-Ian Heinisch (DEC)
W-Elias Theodorou (DEC)
L-Israel Adesanya (TKO)
11Uriah Hall14-97-7W-Antonio Carlos Jr. (DEC)
W-Bevon Lewis (KO)
L-Paulo Costa (TKO)
12Ian Heinisch13-22-1L-Derek Brunson (DEC)
W-Antonio Carlos Jr. (DEC)
W-Cezar Ferreira (DEC)
Brad Tavares
Fight Night 162
13Brad Tavares17-512-5L-Isreal Adesanya (DEC)
W-Krzysztof Jotko (TKO)
W-Thales Leites (DEC)
Ian Heinisch
Fight Night 162
14Antonio Carlos Jr.10-47-4L-Uriah Hall (DEC)
L-Ian Heinisch (DEC)
W-Tim Boetsch (SUB)
15Marvin Vettori14-4-14-2-1W-Andrew Sanchez (DEC)
W-Cezar Ferreira (DEC)
L-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
16Cezar Ferreira13-89-6L-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
L-Ian Heinisch (DEC)
W-Karl Roberson (SUB)
17Omari Akhmedov19-4-17-3-1W-Zak Cummings (DEC)
W-Tim Boetsch (DEC)
D-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
18Krzysztof Jotko21-48-4W-Marc-Andre Barriault (DEC)
W-Alen Amedovski (DEC)
L-Brad Tavares (TKO)
Edmen Shahbazyan
UFC 244
19Tim Boetsch21-1312-12L-Omari Akhmedov (DEC)
L-Antonio Carlos Jr. (SUB)
W-Johny Hendricks (TKO)
20Edmen Shahbazyan10-03-0W-Jack Marshman (SUB)
W-Charles Byrd (TKO)
W-Darren Stewart (DEC)
Krzysztof Jotko
UFC 244
21Eryk Anders13-45-4W-Gerald Meerschaert (DEC)
W-Vinicius Alves (KO)
L-Khalil Rountree (DEC)
22Andrew Sanchez12-45-2L-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
W-Marc-Andre Barriault (DEC)
W-Markus Perez (DEC)
23Deron Winn6-01-0W-Eric Spicely (DEC)
W-Tom Lawlor (DEC)
W-Ahmed White (TKO)
Darren Stewart
24Karl Roberson8-23-2W-Wellington Turman (DEC)
L-Glover Teixeira (SUB)
W-Jack Marshman (DEC)
Roman Kopylov
Fight Night 163
25Zak Cummings23-78-4L-Omari Akhmedov (DEC)
W-Trevin Giles (SUB)
W-Trevor Smith (DEC)
25Kevin Holland15-43-1W-Alessio Di Chirico (DEC)
W-Gerald Meerschaert (DEC)
W-John Phillips (SUB)
Antonio Arroyo
Fight Night 164
NRGerald Meerschaert29-125-4L-Eryk Anders (DEC)
W-Trevin Giles (SUB)
L-Kevin Holland (DEC)
NRTom Breese11-14-1W-Dan Kelly (TKO)
L-Sean Strickland (DEC)
W-Keita Nakamura (DEC)
NRMarkus Perez11-22-2W-Anthony Hernandez (SUB)
L-Andrew Sanchez (DEC)
W-James Bochnovich (SUB)
Jack Marshman
Fight Night 164
NRTrevin Giles11-22-2L-Gerald Meerschaert (SUB)
L-Zak Cummings (SUB)
W-Antonio Braga Neto (KO)
NRJack Marshman23-93-4L-Edmen Shahbazyan (SUB)
W-John Phillips (DEC)
L-Karl Roberson (DEC)
Markus Perez
Fight Night 164
NRHector Lombard34-10-13-8L-Thales Leites (DEC)
L-C.B. Dollaway (DQ)
L-Anthony Smith (KO)
NRMakhmud Muradov23-60-0W-Alessio Di Chirico (DEC)
W-Wendell Oliveira (TKO)
W-Alberto Pereira (TKO)
NRAlessio di Chirico12-43-4L-Makhmud Muradov (DEC)
L-Kevin Holland (DEC)
W-Julian Marquez (DEC)
NRJulian Marquez7-21-1L-Alessio di Chirico (DEC)
W-Darren Stewart (SUB)
W-Phil Hawes (KO)
NRTrevor Smith15-95-6L-Zak Cummings (DEC)
L-Elias Theodorou (DEC)
W-Chris Camozzi (DEC)
Alonzo Menifield
NRDarren Stewart10-43-4W-Bevon Lewis (DEC)
L-Edmen Shahbazyan (DEC)
W-Charles Byrd (TKO)
Deron Winn
NRRodolfo Vieira6-01-0W-Oskar Piechota (SUB)
W-Vitaliy Nemchinov (SUB)
W-Jacob Holyman-Tague (SUB)
NREric Spicely12-52-5L-Deron Winn (DEC)
W-Caio Magalhaes (KO)
W-Leo Pla (TKO)
Brandon Allen
NRWellington Turman15-30-1L-Karl Roberson (DEC)
W-Marcio Alexandre (SUB)
W-Rafael Atilio (DEC)
NRAbu Azaitar14-1-11-0W-Vitor Miranda (DEC)
W-Michael Arrant (DEC)
W-Danny Davis (DEC)
NRAnthony Hernandez8-11-1W-Jun Yong Park (SUB)
L-Markus Perez (SUB)
W-Jordan Wright (KO)
NROskar Piechota11-2-12-2L-Rodolfo Vieira (SUB)
L-Gerald Meerschaert (SUB)
W-Tim Williams (KO)
Punahele Soriano
UFC 245
NRBevon Lewis6-20-2L-Darren Stewart (DEC)
L-Uriah Hall (KO)
W-Alton Cunningham (TKO)
NRCharles Byrd10-61-2L-Edmen Shahbazyan (TKO)
L-Darren Stewart (TKO)
W-John Phillips (SUB)
NRJun Yong Park9-40-1L-Anthony Hernandez (SUB)
W-Glenn Sparv (DEC)
W-John Vake (TKO)
Marc-Andre Barriault
Fight Night 165
NRJohn Phillips22-91-3W-Alen Amedovski (KO)
L-Jack Marshman (DEC)
L-Kevin Holland(SUB)
NRMarc-Andre Barriault11-30-2L-Krzysztof Jotko (DEC)
L-Andrew Sanchez (DEC)
W-Adam Hunter (KO)
Jun Yong Park
Fight Night 165
NRAlen Amedovski8-20-2L-John Phillips (KO)
L-Krzysztof Jotko (DEC)
W-Ibrahim Mane (KO)
NRAdam Yandiev9-10-1L-Jordan Johnson (SUB)
W-Dmitry Voitov (SUB)
W-Valdas Pocevicius (SUB)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
* Yet to debut
Bruno Silva19-60-0W-Artem Frolov (TKO)
W-Alexander Shlemenko (TKO)
W-Gennadiy Kovalev (KO)
C.B. Dollaway17-911-9L-Khalid Murtazaliev (TKO)
W-Hector Lombard (DQ)
W-Ed Herman (DEC)
Roman Kopylov8-00-0W-Yasubey Enomoto (KO)
W-Abdulsupyan Alikhanov (TKO)
W-Luiz Dutra (KO)
Karl Roberson
Fight Night 163
Khalid Murtazaliev14-21-0W-C.B. Dollaway (TKO)
W-Alexey Sidorenko (DEC)
W-Grzegorz Siwy (TKO)
Brendan Allen12-30-0W-Aaron Jeffery (SUB)
W-Moses Murrietta (DEC)
W-Tim Hiley (SUB)
Eric Spicely
Marcelo Guimaraes9-2-12-2L-Vitor Miranda (TKO)
W-Andy Enz (DEC)
L-Hyun Gyu Lim (KO)
Antonio Braga Neto9-31-2L-Trevin Giles (KO)
L-Clint Hester (DEC)
W-Anthony Smith (SUB)
Keith Berish5-10-1L-Ryan Janes (DEC)
NC-Robert Drysdale (NC)
W-Ariel Sepulveda (SUB)
Antonio Arroyo9-20-0W-Stephen Regman (SUB)
W-Diego Silva (DEC)
W-Adriano Silva (SUB)
Kevin Holland
Fight Night 164
Puna Soriano6-00-0W-Jamie Pickett (DEC)
W-Jhonoven Pati (SUB)
W-James Horne (TKO)
Oskar Piechota
UFC 245
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24 Comments on this post.
  • Bull
    18 October 2019 at 10:26 PM
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    When are you going to update the site? Adesanya’s still not the Middleweight champ.

  • jerjapan
    29 January 2017 at 8:55 AM
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    Love this site, but you got Spicely and Alvey mixed up … Alvey is the one on the four fight winning streak with a recent victory over the guy ranked ahead of him …

    • Patrick Johnson
      13 February 2017 at 5:46 AM
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      Went to Spicely’s record says he has lost 1 but if you scroll down it shows he lost to Alvey and sanchez..

    • D.C. Ross
      9 March 2017 at 8:10 PM
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      I hear you on Spicely vs. Alvey. Reminds me of when Brenneman defeated Rick Story. Yes, Alvey submitted Spicely, but after that Alvey lost a decision to Elias Theodorou. Elias was then soundly beaten by Thiago Santos. Then in a huge upset, Spicely submitted Santos.

      Until a few things sort out, the timeline is…Spicely>Santos>Theodorou>Alvey. Many can argue that Alvey’s biggest win is Marquardt, but remember, Santos beat Marquardt and Spicely beat Santos afterwards.

  • Patrick Johnson
    15 December 2016 at 9:57 AM
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    I think your tuff 23 winner will rise in this chart after his next fight. He is your #31 but already beat your # 19. That kid is tough/tuff/tough! He seems to get better every fight.

    • D.C. Ross
      15 December 2016 at 9:44 PM
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      Sanchez has looked real good. All he needs is a step up in competition to prove he belongs amongst the elite. He does have that win over Spicely, but that was prior to Spicely upsetting Thiago Santos. Thank you for your insight.

  • A.K johnson
    3 December 2016 at 11:38 PM
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    He killed by marshman

  • Mr.Snrub
    6 December 2014 at 7:43 PM
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    CM Punk is gonna die in the Octagon isn’t he?

  • Marcelo Menezes
    10 October 2013 at 8:08 AM
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    I wanna see Francis Carmont x Ronaldo Souza

    • Marcelo Menezes
      28 November 2013 at 9:55 AM
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      Thanks UFC!!!

      • D.C. Ross
        28 November 2013 at 11:28 AM
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        Agreed, thanks to the UFC and all of the fighters that give up time with their families to entertain us.

        • Andrew Craig
          25 April 2014 at 9:23 AM
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          Carmont entertains you?

  • Joe
    17 February 2013 at 5:34 AM
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    • rankingmma
      17 February 2013 at 9:17 AM
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      Thank you for the link and update. The change has been made.

  • rankingmma
    12 January 2013 at 6:39 PM
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  • admin
    18 November 2012 at 10:52 AM
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    I do count it as a loss, but look at what was happening before the illegal shots were landed. Cote was rocked by Sakara’s big elbows and would have likely been finished had Sakara landed some legal blows.

    I want you to look back at Erick Silva vs. Carlo Prater before thinking I am crazy for the new rankings. Did you have Prater ranked above Silva after the DQ? I don’t think anyone did because Silva was surely going to win the fight had he not been disqualified. It is the same exact situation here with Cote-Sakara.

  • Jerry Clark
    14 November 2012 at 7:23 AM
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    Shoulb be Bisping Vs Weidmen and winnner should get
    title shot.

  • dWd
    22 October 2012 at 1:55 PM
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    Vitor Belfort should be No2,right?

  • dWd
    24 September 2012 at 8:48 PM
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    Well i was wrong about Stann and Bisping,Bisping fought smart and got the win.I agree with you putting him as No.1 contender,but i think there’s little chance of him points fighting his way to victory over Silva.As far as my rankings go,i’m moving Stann down rather than Bisping up.

    • admin
      25 September 2012 at 8:27 AM
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      It’s still tough ranking Bisping ahead of Weidman, but Weidman is lacking overall experience against the elite of the division. We know what we have with Bisping, a well-rounded fighter that has been able to hold his own against everyone not named Dan Henderson.

      Stann’s ground game is still holding him back and likely always will. All of his recent losses (Bisping, Sonnen, Davis, Soszynski) were attributed to him being taken down to the ground. Stann hits like a truck, but he can’t do that from his back.

      Anderson Silva vs. Bisping does not bode well for “The Count,” but he deserves his shot more so than some other former title challengers (Leites, Cote, Maia). Bisping has fought 17 times for the UFC since TUF 3. He has basically carried the flag for England’s MMA scene over the last 5 years. Plus, Silva vs. Bisping will create a lot more hype rather than Silva vs. Weidman. Sure, Weidman has the better chance of beating Silva, but Weidman is also just a few fights into his UFC career. This might be Bisping’s best and only shot at fighting for a title.

      • dWd
        25 September 2012 at 11:57 PM
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        Bisping is no chance if were being honest. Weidman needs clear win over Tim Boetsch now to pressure Dana to put him ahead of Bisping.

        • admin
          26 September 2012 at 9:23 AM
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          Yes, you are correct on both points. I wouldn’t mind seeing Bisping vs. Franklin in the meantime. People are sleeping on Franklin due to his age and inactivity, but the guy has more than held his own at MW. Bisping/Franklin could probably headline a European fight card. Of course this is all dependent on Franklin beating Cung Le next month.

    5 September 2012 at 11:43 PM
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    i have stann at 5 and bisping at 10,and stann wins,probably by knockout,but hey we’ll see. and has vitor really moved to LHW? or is his fight with jones just a one off? and i’m gunna wait till sonnen actually fights at LHW before i rank him as one.

    • admin
      6 September 2012 at 8:04 PM
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      I think Stann is a solid pick in this fight, but Bisping’s underrated wrestling may be the difference maker. As for Belfort, I agree with you, he is probably moving back to middleweight should he lose.

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